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  Dec 13, 2017
 
 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18

History Major (36 hours)


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1.   Minimum of 36 hours in history selected from categories listed below.

2.   Minimum grade of “C” in all course work required for the major, including required cognates.

3.   Completion of 12 credit hours of required cognates.

4.   Completion of a language through the 2010 level, by college/university course work or examination.

5.   Completion of either HIST 1000 or 3020 and a class selected from the following: HIST 3000, 3101, 3102, 3260, 3265, 3490, 3500, 3510, 3531, 3600, 3604, 3606, 3611, 3612, 3662, 3700, 3702, 3762, 3766, 3880, 3882, 3884.

6.   Completion of at least 6 hours of “writing-intensive” courses at the 3000-level. (See the list of course below.)

7.   With permission of history faculty advisor, students may substitute advanced level (4000-level) history courses for intermediate level (3000-level) courses in the same topical area.

Major Requirements:


1. Introductory level history courses (12 hours)


Select either:


Select either:


Select either:


2. Intermediate level history courses


15 hours including at least 6 hours of writing-intensive courses.

  • 3000-level ANY AREA   Credits: 3 hours
  • 3000-level ANY AREA   Credits: 3 hours
  • 3000-level (Africa, Asia, Latin America, or Middle East)   Credits: 3 hours
  • 3000-level (European/General)   Credits: 3 hours
  • 3000-level (U.S.)   Credits: 3 hours

Writing Intensive Courses at the 3000-level are:


HIST 3101, 3102, 3103, 3104, 3105, 3191, 3251, 3265, 3285, 3500, 3510, 3531, 3604, 3606, 3611, 3612, 3614, 3616, 3618, 3662, 3664, 3702, 3762, 3764, 3766, 3768, 3882, 3884. The prerequisite is HIST 2900 or instructor approval. Writing intensive courses are designated “(WI)” in the online schedule of classes.

3. Advanced level, baccalaureate history courses (9 hours)


All 4000-level U.S., Africa, Asia, Latin America, Middle East and European history courses meet the baccalaureate-level writing requirement. Baccalaureate history courses are designed “(BW)” in the online schedule of classes. Students considering graduate school are strongly advised to select the Senior Thesis or 5000-level Seminar as one of the three required advanced level baccalaureate history courses. 4000-level prerequisite: one 3000-level writing intensive course or instructor approval.

  • 4000-level  (U.S.)   Credits: 3 hours
  • 4000-level  (Africa, Asia, Latin America, Middle East, Europe)   Credits: 3 hours
  • Capstone Course- Select from:
    • HIST 4990 - Senior Thesis   Credits: 3 hours or
    • 4000-level course in area of emphasis or
    • 5000-level seminar

Cognate Requirements:


1. Four Humanities or Social Science Courses (12 hours)


Generally at the 3000-level that complement the area of emphasis in history. Appropriate cognates must be approved by a Department of History advisor

2. A foreign language through the 2010-level (or equivalency) by University course work or by examination (16 hours)


Writing Intensive Courses - History


Prerequisite: HIST 2900 or instructor approval.

Courses by Geographical Area - History


Europe


Courses meeting requirements for European history include:

Geographical


Courses meeting requirements for any geographical area include:

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